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Biochemistry B.S. (2013 catalog requirements)

Three-Year Academic Plan 

This is a breakdown of how a student, knowing they wanted to be a biochemistry major upon entering OU, could complete the General Education, College Exploratory and major requirements within a 3-year period of time. This plan is an example only and not a guarantee of course offerings. 

*Based on minimum ACT of 16 English and 28 Math or AP/IB/CLEP equivalents.

Year

Fall

Winter

Summer I / II

Total

1

5 – CHM 157 (Math ACT 20 Req.)

4 – MTH 154 (G.E. Formal Reasoning)

4 – WRT 150

4 – BIO 111 (G.E. Natural Science)

 

TOTAL – 17 credit hours

5 – CHM 158

4 – MTH 155

4 – WRT 160

4 – BIO 113

 

TOTAL – 17 credit hours

5 – PHY 151

5 – PHY 152 (G.E. Knowledge App)

4 – G.E. Category

 

 

TOTAL – 14 credit hours

 

 

 

 

 

48 credits

2

4 – CHM 234

4 – CHM 325

4 – BIO 300-level elective

4 – G.E. Category

 

TOTAL – 16 credit hours

4 – CHM 235

2 – CHM 237

4 – BIO 300-level elective

4 – G.E. Category

 

TOTAL – 14 credit hours

3 – Biochemistry Elective

4 - G.E. Category

 

 

 

TOTAL – 7 credit hours

 

 

 

 

 

37 credits

3

4 – CHM 343

3 – BCM 453

3 – BCM 457

4 – G.E. Category

 

TOTAL – 14 credit hours

4 – CHM 342

3 – BCM 454

4 – Elective

3 – Elective

 

TOTAL – 14 credit hours

4 – G.E. Category

4 - Elective

3 - Elective

 

 

TOTAL – 11 credit hours

 

 

 

 

 

39 credits

Total = 124 credits

Note: It would be irresponsible for an advisor to suggest this course of study to all but the most exceptional students.  The heavy content of time-consuming laboratory courses and the freshman year content of essential prerequisites pose a serious risk of burnout.  Furthermore, the relatively small amount of time devoted to research activities compromises what is without a doubt the biggest advantage Oakland University offers to our Biochemistry majors.  The term “elective” may not be completely “free” in that this table does not address the university requirement of having 32 credits at the 300/400 level. 

 Please note: Student on scholarship or financial aid must be in a minimum of 12 credits per semester


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